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Day and Night World Map

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The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 09:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 28' South
Longitude: 26° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.61 meters/second, 1647.4 km/hour, 1023.6 miles/hour or 889.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.06 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.06 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.4"1023.64 miwest0° 00' 54.7"1.04 misouth1023.62 mi
24 hours0° 02' 53.0"3.28 miwest0° 21' 47.9"24.97 misouth25.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 09:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 29' South
Longitude: 52° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.30 meters/second, 1520.3 km/hour, 944.6 miles/hour or 820.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.74 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.13 misouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 23' 36.8"944.41 miwest0° 06' 28.9"7.43 misouth944.14 mi
24 hours14° 41' 29.9"963.96 mieast1° 56' 47.6"133.90 misouth967.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubumbashiWed 11:58 AM263 km163 miles142 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KitweWed 11:58 AM411 km256 miles222 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NdolaWed 11:58 AM449 km279 miles243 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Mbuji-MayiWed 11:58 AM494 km307 miles267 nmNorthwest NW
KasamaWed 11:58 AM516 km321 miles279 nmEast E
KabweWed 11:58 AM588 km365 miles317 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LucapaWed 10:58 AM649 km403 miles351 nmWest W
LusakaWed 11:58 AM684 km425 miles369 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MonguWed 11:58 AM741 km461 miles400 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BujumburaWed 11:58 AM743 km462 miles401 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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